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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

In a programme from 2012, Suzy Klein interviews influential Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who died on Saturday.

In a programme from 2012, Suzy Klein interviews conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who died on Saturday. One of the great musical figures of 20th and 21st Centuries, renowned as a pioneer in the world of conducting, Harnoncourt was a key player in the development of the 'period performance' of classical, baroque and early music, in particular the music of JS Bach. In more recent years he broadened his repertoire to include sometimes surprising composers like George Gershwin. The scale of Harnoncourt's influence has secured him a place in musical history. He is rarely heard in interview.

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Presenter Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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